Not so much “Why do people buy this book”, because the answer is simple…
- Because it caters to high school women who want to fuck.
- Because it caters to high school men who want to be “internet comedy 2012”.
But why do people give a shit that this book exists?
The joke is that it’s Iago from Aladdin reading a poorly written book filled with smut.
50 Shades of Grey is the “Reading Fanfiction for the Internet” for the modern media.
The one that springs to mind right now is “My Immortal” which was so poorly written that almost everybody on the internet decided to read it because comedy.
Remember “My Immortal”? Oh, you forgot? Probably because of 50 Shades of Grey, you idiot!
But here’s the amazing thing – the writer of “50 Shades of Grey” is making money either way. And just like “Rebecca Black” or any of the other “lol terrible thing exists”, the second it’s all over the local news or in the newspaper or have people leeching off it’s success (of failing) – it’s actually considered “POPULAR” which means your plague is going to continue.
I agree with the book being terrible to read, but sometimes the best case scenario is “don’t pay attention and don’t care”. Because if there is buzz, someone is going to cash-in on it and therefore continue doing the same shit. It’s why Adam Sandler movies still exist.
Otherwise, you end up seeing the 50 Shades of Grey novel end up with a movie deal (porno?) and a bunch of sequels and maybe movies based on those sequels.
So while you’re sitting there on the computer being broke as shit trying to get your couple hundred bucks from blip.tv or youtube partnership – somebody actually made millions off something you hate. Which means jealousy, which means you probably hate it more than most people.
So how about you stop reading this, stop giving a shit about 50 Shades of Grey and instead preorder Stephen Colbert’s “America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t”